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University of Southern California Reviews

Updated December 19, 2014
Updated December 19, 2014
626 Reviews
4.2
626 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • An effort is made by the administration to foster a real work-life balance (in 18 reviews)

  • Great benefits include tuition remission and doubling of 403(b) contributions (i (in 36 reviews)


Cons
  • But the good news is that USC has already been working on the safety issue around the campus (in 14 reviews)

  • There is cumbersome bureaucracy and red tape that you would not expect at a private institution (in 7 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    great

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    Current Employee - Student Worker in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Student Worker in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at University of Southern California

    Pros

    the position had co-workers that were really great

    Cons

    long hours were an issue, but still a great university

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    help with work balance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Intermedia Lab Assistant

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    Former Employee - Intermedia Lab Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Intermedia Lab Assistant in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at University of Southern California

    Pros

    flexible hours, good amount of vacation

    Cons

    working with art students, often cold in the lab

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Adj faculty

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at University of Southern California as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great environment, very supportive staff

    Cons

    Have to be very self-confident

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A bit more guidance for incoming adjunct faculty

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    GRA

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Southern California

    Pros

    training, best researchers/profs, collaborations with many opportunities

    Cons

    neighborhood, dangerous area, pricey apt near campus

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    GREAT university

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Southern California

    Pros

    the best environment for networking

    Cons

    not the BEST area, but you get over it

    Recommends
  7.  

    Special Events

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at University of Southern California full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Benefits and environment are major benefits.

    Cons

    Lots of red tape and corporate policies to sift through.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be nice to employees.

    Recommends
  8.  

    Office Assistant (work-study)

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    Former Employee - Office Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Office Assistant in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at University of Southern California part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I worked at Viterbi Engineering School and they paid me more than $10.00 an hour from the beginning. Everyone was nice and I got friendly with faculty members, too!

    Cons

    Some TAs and young professors asked my phone numbers.. Even I am not an Engineering student and never will take your class, I don't think it is appropriate.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Favorite job as a student

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    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at University of Southern California part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Different perspective of material, more time spent with professors leading to much more networking

    Cons

    Being an assistant, more hours are a bit harder to come by as other students also work and positions are sometimes scarce

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    This was a great part time job to have during my studies at USC.

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    Current Employee - USC Dornisife Admission in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - USC Dornisife Admission in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at University of Southern California as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly management that cares about students' success and flexibly accommodates students' hours. Collegiate work environment that provides the opportunity to represent the university to perspective students and conduct admission interviews. The intern staff is always friendly, smart and welcoming.

    Cons

    The hours are limited since there are several other interns to split the office with.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good place to study and work

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    Current Employee - Facility Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Facility Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at University of Southern California part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    the facilities are very good. Staff here are friendly. works are helpful. Very nice to international student and staff. Good anyway

    Cons

    do not need to work so long. but the campus is really small. the price for parking is extremely high. not enough available parking lots

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    very good And helpful

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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